Bridgestones. Although I run Metzelers. Joe in Calif says Bridgestones.
I have only a few thousand miles on them. Funny you should ask, but I don't know the weight rating. I told my local shop to put some tires on the bike and give me the type that " they " like. I'm testing the tires and their judgment at the same time.What kind of tire life are you getting out of your Metzlers choplin114. Are they rated for similar wieght carying capacity?